Update on Ovechkin

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Caps Nation collectively gasped during the second period of the Capitals-Penguins game Wednesday night when Captain Alex Ovechkin collapsed to the ice after taking an awkward hit from the Penguins Kris Letang. 

Ovechkin would stay on the ice for a few seconds, obviously in pain. He would then gather himself, head off the ice and directly to the locker room. Kris Letang was assessed a tripping penalty on the play.


Ovechkin would make his way back to the ice just minutes later, and even scored a goal in the third period of the Caps 7-1 blowout of the Penguins.


Following the game, Ovechkin was asked about his injury.

Following the game, head coach Barry Trotz was asked about the Ovechkin injury.

More about Ovechkin’s status should be known on Friday. The Capitals have the day off on Thursday and are next scheduled to practice Friday morning before their game against the Detroit Red Wings Friday night at Verizon Center.

The night before in Columbus, Ovechkin totaled 14:12 of ice-time. On Wednesday night against the Penguins, Ovechkin played 18:38 (even after missing a power play due to injury). Ovechkin recorded 4 hits, 3 shots on goal and a goal.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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